NativeScript, Telerik's open source platform for building native cross-platform mobile applications, has moved to a 2.0 release this week, highlighted by integration with the planned AngularJS 2 Web development framework.
Version 2 of AngularJS, or Angular, is a rewrite of the framework that went into a release candidate stage this week. Integration between Angular 2 and NativeScript is being offered via a public beta.
During the past year, NativeScript has added support for third-party libraries in iOS and Android, including native repositories like Maven, and support for npm.js plug-ins. Richer backing for CSS and Visual Studio Code support also have been added. Security and code encryption capabilities were shipped in March to select customers, and Windows Runtime capabilities were previewed in March.
The road map for NativeScript involves extending Windows support, and multi-threading and developer improvements are in the works as well. "We will be introducing significant improvements in the performance of our hot reload functionality, allowing you to preview the changes in code in less than a second on the device," said Stoychev.